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sexual manner. some jurors struggled to vote for a conviction while others were not as sympathetic. >> i think he was a liar. and it convinced her and she got the wrong direction from the school district. she got -- she is convicted for it. >> she stuck her head in the sand when she should have pulled the alarm. >> the judge decided not to sentence her to jail time but two years of probation, community service, and -- >> i think having her performance community service, training others and letting them know her story is the most appropriate thing the people could ask for. >> a guilty verdict is a punishment that will send a message. your careers will be ruined if
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you don't take protection of children seriously. >> reporter: the school district declined to comment on the verdict or the future of lin vijayendran as an employee. live in san jose, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. california's fair political practices commission says backers of the effort to defeat proposition 30 illegally launders money. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar is live now. >> reporter: that campaign thing is over right now, everybody has gone. the controversy very much remains. $11million spent to defeat prop 30 and pass prop 32. who wrote the checks is still unknown. the money trail leads back from the post office box of an
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arizona entity, to another called the center to protect patient rights, to another one called americans for job security. >> the money gone through three hands before it got to the arizona group and came to california. >> reporter: law can protect the identity of the person who funded the money. >> these particular organizations do not have to reveal their donors. >> reporter: unless prosecutors can prove a conspiracy to laundther money. >> looks -- launder the money. >> looks like there could be violation of the law. >> reporter: that would be a felony. >> money laundering is a lower level of offense. and might carry a fine. they are looking into weather it is conspiracy. >> reporter: states attorney general kamala harris launched
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an investigation into the matter. she says we need a change in law. >> we have to get to public financing of campaign. get money out of politics. >> reporter: tomorrow the voters take the initiative. reporting live, tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. what has been a trickle could turn into a flood tomorrow. coming up, the bay area city that has seen unusual activity that polling booth. republican presidential candidate mitt romney has decided he is not going to take tomorrow off as planned. he will make stops in pennsylvania and ohio. at the end he will be in boston and celebrate the end of his race at the convention center. ktvu's rita williams will bring us updates from there.
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and in chicago today volunteers supporting the president worked the phones calling people in swing states. president obama campaigned in wisconsin, ohio and iowa. ktvu's 10-p is there and -- ken pritchett is there and will bring us the latest. our coverage begins at 4:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon. we will have a team of people tracking results. stay with us on air and on live throughout the night. it was a dramatic rescue that took three hours. crews worked to free two children trapped inside a capsized boat in tomales bay. ktvu's jade hernandez is live where she says family refused to leave the boat. >> reporter: a father refused to leave behind his two trapped children. >> reporter: he showed thus
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video taken during sunday's rescue. >> the waves are going to hit the boat pretty hard. it has been knocking the father off the boat. >> reporter: he convinced the father to come with her leaving behind his children. >> with him struggling with me and trying to calm him down. >> reporter: this part of the rescue was over. a toddler, parent, and teen were safe. >> they had rescue personnel that were ready to go into the water and begin the process of trying to extricate the children that are underneath the boat. >> the kids froze. they felt safer in the cabin. >> reporter: he said the family were camping when their expedition turned ugly. >> he was in here this morning. we have seen a lot of boating accidents. they don't usually turn out
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like this. >> reporter: this sign warns boaters about rough waters. a 15-foot wave may have over taken the boat. none of the boaters had life jackets on. >> i was happy that sealed the catch, that is what saved them. >> reporter: the children who were in the water for 3 hours, suffered hypothermia. jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. a man accused of smashing a window of a muni bus pleaded not guilty today. prosecutors say gregory graniss was the person captured in a picture that went online throwing a barricade through the windshield. a driver and passengers were on board at the time. >> we want to send a clear message that you come to san francisco, you celebrate, but
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if you come to damage property or hurt people there will be consequences. >> even though he pleaded not guilty his attorney says he is taking responsibility for his role in the vandalism and asking for forgiveness from san francisco. that act of vandalism is costing muni a million dollars. insurance will not cover the damage. in addition to the smashed windows the bus was also set on fire. it was valued at $700,000 but $300,000 worth of work was done to it. another deadly head on collision today. it happened at 1:45 p.m. this afternoon. a spokesperson said a driver lost control and crossed into on coming traffic hitting a car head on. the driver was killed. he is identified as a 67-year-
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old man. the driver of the truck suffered minor injuries. the accident shut down north bound lanes till 5:15 p.m. a bus accident today at a retirement community injured four people about 11:00 a.m. this morning. the bus hit a power pole, jumped the curve and ran off the road. 4 passengers went to the hospital. the driver was uninjured. a power line snarled traffic for an hour. officials say a molotov cocktail may have been used to light a fire at a hair salon. flames gutted the magic touch salon last night. investigators say the fire may have been deliberately set after finding a molotov
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cocktail outside. the owner doesn't know anyone who would want to target her business. police have arrested three men in connection with a series of home burglaries. the men were arrested last week after a homeowner caught them trying trying to break into her house. all three suspects are 18 years old. and they linked them to two other recent break ins. businesses today presented a big donation to the widow of a fallen highway parole officer. she accepted the $26,000 check. ktvu and our sister station joined them to make the donation. he was shot and killed during a traffic stop on highway 680 in september. the contra costa county peace officer's association is planning a benefit friday night for the family.
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the event is planned for the wedding and banquet center in san ramon. protesters gathered to help a cancer patient fight eviction. she is battling cancer and the banks. she received notice she is being evicted. today her supporters held a rally. they say a property management company is due to clear out the house tomorrow morning and they will be on hand to block the eviction. bay area students released thousands of salmon into waters. students have been tending to 10,000 salmon for the last six months. the release was important for the students. last year it was targeted by vandals who cut the nets and let the fish go days before the students were to release them.
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why this election isn't measuring up to 2008. >> experts issuing a alert about android apps, the access they have. >> i am back here, clear out there now, tomorrow is a nice day as well but we have major changes headed your way. big ones. back here in a few minutes.
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this is hayden. that's elizabeth. and that's skyler... and his mom, nancy. they're just a few of the californians who took it on themselves to send you a message about what they need to restore years of cuts to their schools. prop thirty-eight. thirty-eight raises billions in new revenue - bypasses sacramento and sends every k through 12 dollar straight to our local schools... every school. for them. for all of us. vote yes on thirty-eight. a election usually draws the biggest number of voters and often times they vote weeks before election day. ktvu's david stevenson is in san francisco where voter interest has been lack luster. >> reporter: 2008 marked a high point but officials tell us
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this year isn't measuring up. >> reporter: the ballots came as thousands of san franciscans showed up at city hall to get their votes in early. >> the giant celebration stopped things. we saw a drop of 500 people that day. >> reporter: early turn out this cycle is lagging. >> the pace is lower than i expected. today i expected 14,000, i got 7,000. >> reporter: san francisco saw its biggest turn out, 81% in 2008 when president obama was elected to office. that year the department mailed out 200,000 vote by mail ballots. this year 264 have been sent out, with 118,000 returned. >> the return rate is less than
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2008. and again, i can't explain why the trend is the way it is. >> reporter: in 2008, 15,000 voters gone to city hall to vote. this year 8100 have voted. >> the notion we will have that same title wave of excitement -- tidal wave of excitement isn't present. >> i am excited about the presidential election. and also about the propositions. >> reporter: he expect as flood of voters tomorrow will push san francisco to 71%. polls open tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. reporting live in san francisco, david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. poll suggests fewer ballots will be cast tomorrow compared to 2008. 12.75million people will vote in california this year
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compared to 13.74 million in 2008. voters using mail in ballots will reach a new high, 51%, compared to 49% in person. take our facebook quiz, "like" ktvu channel 2 news on facebook. you will find our quiz under the cover photo. two police officers are on leave after a deadly confrontation with a armed naked man about 11 p.m. last night. police saw a woman run out of a home chased by a naked man carrying a knife. one neighbor said mese used too much -- police used too much force. >> a shot or two to bring him down. but slaughter, over kill. >> reporter: why? >> there was a lot of shots. >> police say the man was from san jose.
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the property owner told ktvu the man lived in the home on and off with his wife and two sons. for the second straight day thousands of workers are walking the picket lines at raley's and nob hill foods. the workers say they are striking over a proposal to reduce health benefits and eliminate them for older employees. they say they are no longer demanding changing to the benefits but said we must reduce our operating costs to become more competitive. there are 40 raley's and nob hill foods in the bay area. the stores are spread out through most of the 9 bay area counties. google says a judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by apple. they claim their practices were unfair. the trial between the two was set to begin today in wisconsin.
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apple has not yet commented on the case. many applications used in android devices devices found 100,000 apps were questionable or spit ions because of the -- suspicious because of the access requested. 26% have access to personal information such as contacts and e-mail. you felt it out there this afternoon, warmth in the bay area. redwood city, 84 degrees. that was a record. the big number is san jose, 84. the reason is because the record goes back to 1901. 100 years old. 79 that airport today. that broke an airport. santa rosa 84 and that broke a record. nice day. very warm out there.
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tomorrow, just like today, just like today. maybe warmer. wednesday temperatures trend down. and thursday and friday they drop like a rock. that is what we were talking about, how you will notice today's temperatures and then the difference that is coming. it will be noticeable. maybe snoeon bay -- snow on bay area peaks. temperatures trend down. wednesday the transition day. still nice day. instead of the 80s, 60s and low 70s. and then they drop off. temperatures thursday and friday, 35 degrees cooler than today in some places. that is a big swing. the forecast then, the weather system coming in. this is wednesday. at 6:00 p.m. here it comes. slides in here. chance of thunderstorms.
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snow advisory in the mountains. snow level 3,000 feet, that is the kind of thing you see november, december, january. we will track this. that is the weather headline this week. the very warm day tomorrow and then the warm cool weather thursday and friday. 83 antioch. 80 in san jose. 82 gilroy. throng coast, 70 -- along the coast, 70. a lot of folks heading to the beach because it is warm. the currents are bad. be careful. there is your five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view. like i say, that is the thing, the swing will be super noticeable. >> dramatic. >> there is your five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view. temperatures warmer into the weekend. >> thank you. coming up on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. the push for president comes down to one key state.
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the message each candidate delivered today to voters there. and police solved the latest san jose homicide that left father dead. join us for these stories and more on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. the ballots are being processed. coming up, just how long it will take to count all those votes cast by california voters.
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last minute preparations are underway at the california secretary of state's office in sacramento. workers are processing early and mail in ballots. if you you must carry your ballot to your polling place tomorrow, it is now too late to mail it. it could take 28 days for final election results here in california. that is how long state law allows for counting. ballots from voters woo go to the -- who go to the wrong polling place. and join we will post resultalize night long. -- results all night long. >> the rookie for the buccaneers tore up the raiders.
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>> 31 over all pick. lot of teams missed on this guy. raider fans are feel your pain. we are playoff contenders. yesterday your two top running backs hobble off the field and a oakland native stepped into the sulsem and tramp -- coliseum and trampled your team. mcfadden left the game with a high ankle sprain. his backup suffered the same injury and there is doug either will play attend -- doubt either will play sunday. doug martin was born in oakland. moved to stockton. 183 of his 251 rushing yards yesterday. embarrassing for the raiders. >> guy is a good runner. and they happen running the
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ball good coming into the game and they ran the ball good against us. boils down to our ability to get off blocks and tackle. >> few of those i got through the line and i stumbled. my head went down, coach went, get your head up. that increases balance. i kept my balance and i was on to the races. i got to step back and look at it. surreal right now. you know, just doing my job out there. i am honored. honored. >> honored and humbled. our time to vote for our next high school football game of the week. go to and vote. the winning team will be announced on thursday and we will see you on friday night. also the new york yankees claimed eli whiteside off the waver. he was 1-11. warriors and kings highlights
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tonight at 10:00 p.m. >> thank you. ktvu channel 2 news is on the campaign trail, tonight at 10:00 p.m. live team coverage as mitt romney and president obama go into the final hours and thank you so much for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. eúxáp?@?
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